ORS is looking for members to organize co-branded Instructional Course Lectures (ICL) and Symposia at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Orlando, Florida.  Submit your idea for an ICL or symposium to the ORS by April 29, 2019.  You will receive a response from ORS approving the co-branded ICL or Symposium.

Please complete the AAOS/ORS Co-Branded Application by April 29, 2019 with the information that you are submitting to AAOS. If approved, you must also submit your application directly to AAOS by the May 1, 2019 deadline.

Instructional Course Lecture (ICL)

An ICL is 2 hours in length, didactic lecture and audience discussion, they represent the tried and true in Orthopaedics. They often combine the pearls and pitfalls of procedures. Information presented in an ICL represents accepted principles and techniques as well as evidence based practices. Two-hour courses are limited to 3 faculty and a moderator. Instructional Courses should consist of maximum of 90 minutes of didactic lecture followed by a minimum of 30 minutes of discussion. The faculty limit of 4 is strictly endorsed.


A Symposium is 2 hours in length, meant for cutting edge, controversial, new or innovative topics. Debate formats work well for a symposium. A diverse faculty also works well for a symposium. Symposia topics should be well balanced and feature a blend of differing styles, techniques or management. Symposia should have a minimum of 3 speakers and a moderator, with a maximum of 13 (12 faculty and a moderator.) A minimum of 15 minutes should be left at the end for questions and answers.

Instructional Course Lecture and Symposia Classifications

Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee, Basic Science, Foot and Ankle, General, Hand and Wrist, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Pediatrics, Practice Management, Shoulder and Elbow, Spine, Sports Medicine and Trauma.

If you have any questions, please email Education Manager, Mary Jo Heflin at [email protected].